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Here is a July 2019 background featuring a shot from Mick Reynolds spectating this year in the Cronulla Winter Championship in fine, cool weather with great racing. The title was taken out by Ron Thomson in his new boat ‘Wildfire’ (keeping it in the family) from Sandringham YC.

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Cheers Simon

2019 J24 Winter Championships – Race Report

So the June Queens Birthday long weekend in Australia welcomes the first weekend of snow skiing in the Australian Alps, however it is now firmly entrenched in the minds of all J24 sailors, this is the weekend you make a journey to the waters of Southern Sydney and race your J!

This year, crews from Sandringham, Cronulla, Middle Harbour, Double Bay and Taree Sailing Clubs came to race on the waters of Bate Bay for the Winter Championships organised by the Southern Sydney J24 Fleet.

First Race and WILDFIRE, Ron Thomson, the Mexican from Sandringham took the challenge to the New South Welshmen! Second was TINTO, Stephen Wright, 2018 World J24 contender and ACE David West from Middle Harbour. Conditions were cold with a light Westerly wind.

Second Race and WOOD DUCK from Cronulla, owned by Peter Edwards though skippered by son Bryce, one of the up and coming stars of the 18 Footer League. Second was WILDFIRE, you’ll see a pattern here soon! With third going to TINTO.

Third Race and INNAMINCKA skippered by J24 stalwart John Crawford current NSW J24 President and Class Measurer, a man of many hats. With WILDFIRE in second and WOOD DUCK in third.

The final race for day one was punched out in an even lightening breeze and WOOD Duck again came up trumps. Showing his local knowledge David Mckay (That’s Mr Magoo to you!) ex Moth World Champion 1969-70 and still celebrating, took second in STAMPED URGENT and WILDFIRE again up in the results took third.

All boats retired to the club for necessary refreshments and the now famous J24 BBQ!!! Tales of woe and bets where made for the following day.

Day 2 and the sun shone! Race Five and Mr Magoo on STAMPED URGENT rose to the top, WILDFIRE in second and TINTO in third.

Race Six and INNAMINCKA again returned to first, STAMPED URGENT in second, and again WILDFIRE returned to the top three!

Race 7 gave the starter the option for a three lapper, and the World Champion in the Fleet on STAMPED URGENT rose to the top, NOKONIS and Craig Steer after buying this boat on Friday, sailing down on the Saturday morning, second in his first J24 event, next event is the NSW States look out! And third saw ACE show some form, so where was WILDFIRE?

Final race and the starter opted back for the 2 lap format, WOOD DUCK took first, and in equal second was ACE and WILDFIRE.

So who won? Consistence is the key to success and this was demonstrated by WILDFIRE and J24 National Class President Ron Thomson, with a forth as the drop over an 8 race series. Ron was using this regatta as a preparation event prior to traveling to Miami for the 2019 J24 Worlds. Go you Aussie!!!!

On Performance, Craig Sheer with his new boat NOKONIS was first, a fantastic result on borrowed sails in a boat purchased the day before. With the NSW States in November, I wonder what some new sails and a little practice will achieve?

The J24 Southern Sydney Fleet would like to thank our sponsors for the event, the MySail Team, AUSSEA Sailing School, AFLOAT Magazine, Wet Tech Rigging, The RMYC Port Hacking Infinity Rigging and DOYLE Sails. Thanks again

Lastly we would like to thank the volunteers from the Cronulla Sailing Club Bruce Swane the starter, Rob Croucher BBQ Chief extraordinaire, Dave Witten Start Boat Scribe, Glenn Smith, Billy Neill, Bob Sagar on support boats, Michael Druce on results and lastly Brian and Kerry Elliot, who have supported this event at the club since we revived it in 2004.

Thanks again see you at the NSW States

All photos are available on the J24SSF Facebook page.

OD Results

Performance Results

 

J24 Winter Championships – This weekend!!!

Thanks to all crews for supporting this event.

  1. Jargon                        AUS1642     Jared Macquart
  2. Innamincka              AUS4793    John Crawford
  3. Tinto                            AUS5386    Steve Wright
  4. El Fideldo                  AUS4859    Clinton Hood
  5. Stamped Urgent    AUS4475    David Mckay
  6. Mckay Marine          AUS1317     Julie Castle
  7. Slippery                      AUS1646    David Luck
  8. Ace                               AUS4801    David West
  9. Wildfire                      AUS5058    RonThomson
  10. Wood Duck               AUS4791    Peter Edwards

Sailing Instructions will be available in hard copy to all on Saturday morning and posted to the event website later this week.

Final wether report……… partly cloudy and light winds, perfect winters day!!!

2019 J24 Winter Championships – Update 3

Bright kite on a dull day! | Doyle MacDiarmid Sails J24 NSW States 2017

Entrants

    1. Jargon                        AUS1642     Jared Macquart
    2. Innamincka              AUS4793    John Crawford
    3. Tinto                            AUS5386    Steve Wright
    4. El Fideldo                  AUS4859    Clinton Hood
    5. Stamped Urgent    AUS4475    David Mckay
    6. Mckay Marine          AUS1317     Julie Castle
    7. Slippery                      AUS1646    David Luck
    8. Ace                               AUS4801    David West
    9. Wildfire                      AUS5058    RonThomson
    10. Wood Duck               AUS4791    Peter Edwards

So let the rush begin!!

This Friday is the day to have your entries in to avoid late fees!!

Weather forcast is still looking good!!

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Here is a June 2019 background featuring another great Luis Ferreiro pic from the 2018 Nationals. This is a great shot – close racing on the blue waters of Port Phillip. Jet, Vice Versa and Tinto. You know the boats and most likely all the people.

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Cheers Simon

Brand new boom for sale

Brand new Sparloft J24 boom for sale. Doug is selling up his bits, boat’s gone to some bloke who thinks he can go faster than last year and now the boom is on the market. Brand new, never been used, nice shiny new boom.

What more can we say about it. Well the price – a nice neat metric $1000.
Clearly it will make you go faster and make your boat look better.

Call Doug on 0400 584 067

2019 J24 Winter Championships – Update 2

Currently, our entry list is standing at 3:

  1. Jargon              AUS1642    Jared & Alex
  2. Innamincka       AUS4793   John Crawford
  3. Tinto                 AUS5386    Steve Wright

Now is the time to join the crowd and get your team entered.

Entries will be accepted right up to the line however avoid late fees and get your entry in today.

Weathers still looking fantastic!!!

And also our sponsors, local business and international suppliers, thanks for your ongoing support.

2019 J24 Winter Championship – Update 1

So one entry in and its gonna be hard for Jared and Alex to take all the trophies home in the ute!

Now’s the time to enter your team.

Long range weather forecast is for brilliant sunshine!!!

Cheers again to Afloat Magazine, check out the past years for some great stories and great cover shots!!!

Stop Press……. Wet Tech Rigging is also on for our supporters. Supplier of fantastic running rigging with all the flash bits, supplier to J24 teams worldwide!!!!

  

Magoo for May

Here is a May 2019 background featuring another great Luis Ferreiro pic from the 2018 Nationals. Dave ‘Magoo’ McKay is of course a legend, buy him a beer and ask him.  Actually he is, he won the World Moth championship and the Australian Yachtsman of the Year back in 1969-70. He’s won lots over the years and still capable of giving you a run for your money in the Js. A fleet owner of course, therefore can be addressed as ‘Admiral’ or simply –  ‘Magoo’.

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Cheers Simon